Grateful Dead Live at Boston Music Hall on 1976-06-12
SBD> FM(WBCN)> MR(7.5ips); Conversion: Akai 4000DS MKII > Turtle Beach Tropez > CoolEdit96 > CD Wave > SHN; Taped by Peter Wrenn, Seeded by Stephen Wrenn; to etree via Doug Moog; Wheel from unknown AUD; see notes in info file
Subject: 40 yrs ago
Subject: very nice/I like Donna
Thanks to all who made/make these recordings available.
People who claim Donna ruined songs just don't know what they are talking about. First, it's rock n' roll. It ain't the Metropolitan Opera. She added warm harmonies on so many songs: Cassidy, Looks Like Rain, FOTD, etc... The only objectionable stuff from Donna were her Tarzan wails in Playing in the Band and that can be dismissed under the "it's just rock n' roll" disclaimer.
Jerry liked her. And if Jerry liked her, that's good enough for me.
Set 1 - check that Samson opener! ::::YOW:::::
Mission in the Rain is a gorgeous song. I'm actually happy to have fairly limited renderings of this tune in the queue; in this context it really stands out. How about that little pre-amble before the main tune starts?!?
High Time is played like so many Jerry's ballads were this year: flawlessly. Just turn the volume up and kick back.
Set 2 - Not too in favor of the source change here for the Wheel, but gimme that Cassidy and then a *W*O*W*-party Jed to begin the suite; Let it Grow again sounds fantastic, and the real heart of this show comes with first this jam's descent into Wharf Rat, and then down once more to Comes a Time. Anyone who thinks this tune peaked in '77 - not disputing by any means, but give this one a go. And that funky rhythm they got into with A&A in this era is sooooo cool - I prefer it over a straight-up double-timing.
Subject: "She's a beaut Clark, A BEAUT!
Subject: Yet another great show from a great run
Subject: no subject
nice piano in looks like rain, gives it a cool sound
let it grow > wharf rat > comes a time is amazing, all great versions and great transitions
awesome encore as well
Subject: Bright, crisp & funky
I was a just a kid, a clerk in a convenience store listening to the show on WBCN that night. I was not on the bus. Sure, I'd heard the records and thought they were OK, but... THIS?
I had no context for it. Confused at first, I quickly realized THIS IS SOME MOST SERIOUSLY GREAT FUNKY SHIT! By the end of the night, I had a foot on the bus. By the end of the '76, I was on for good.
Comes a Time is so great here, packed with heartfelt truth. Jerry had enough upheaval in his love life, business life and personal history to croon this one from the depths of his heart and soul. What a fucking sweetheart of a guy.
I very much miss the Grateful Dead.
Remember what Kesey said folks, Ya can't quit the mob!
and sublime as the ending of this Comes A Time....then I hope a big fat bowl of whatever that guy is choking down as the song wraps is waitin' on the other side, too!!!! Thank you monsieur uploader!! You made for a most delightful evening out here in the boonies!
Subject: lets hear it for that laid back FOD!!
Case in Point(Joint), the Friend of the Devil is so sweet is delicious!
And Donna, not bad...
So glad we still have Ratdog and DSO to keep that fire going...
Subject: I'm at peace now :)
How sweet this run of 4 was. Thank you guys for filling my cup once again!
Subject: Awesum! Heard this live, Have a ticket
Orchestra K 24 with an $8.50 face value in perfect condition.
I also bought a vintage Dead handbill that was stated as being from Houston but I saw the pic... WBCN in big letters.... Yes... June 12th Music Hall!
I remember hearing this live back in '76 wishing I had a ticket. I recorded it off the radio and still have the tape somewhere.
What a treat to enjoy this show again with perfect sound... now with a ticket and handbill... lol.
First time I saw the Dead was a few years before this when I was like 14... What a long strange trip it's been...... lol
30+ years and this music still can't be beat.
Glad to hear Phil and friends keeping the music alive and sounding sweet! It's all about the music...!!
Subject: My first Grateful Dead concert.
Subject: About 76
Subject: Donna good/bad
Subject: I really dig it.
Subject: My Favorite Show... Jerry Magic!
MUST-HAVE SHOW! Enjoy! :)
Subject: Jerry+Bob+Donna=BEST VOCALS EVER
Subject: ALL NIGHT'R
Subject: Enough on Donna!
So, my "soothing mantra" everytime I must suffer Donna's punishment: I think of Keith's playing on the Europe '72 tour. Then I grin and bare it. Be kind, and maybe you, too, can use my "mantra" the next time her wail starts to ruin the moment for you!
Be kind. I'm sure she's a lovely person.
My most humble appreciation to Archive folks. Job well done.
Subject: Nice vocals
Subject: Hot Shows
Subject: Check out Row Jimmy
Great show, even with Donna. And I am not a big fan of '76 shows, but this one is so worth the download!
Subject: killer run
Sound quality for all four shows are awesome!!
Playing quality is good all the time and kicking a lot of the time.
Did anyone else notice that they played Music Never Stopped ALL FOUR NIGHTS. What a time to see the boys, wish I was there.
Subject: One great show.
Subject: donna extractor
Subject: Why Donna? :(
Subject: Let It Grow!!!
Subject: Dead Funk
Subject: Just Git It!
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